17 October 2019

Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga (SYRCLE, Department for Health Evidence) has been appointed honorary Skou Professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine, at Aarhus University, Denmark.

The official inauguration of 47 Honorary Skou Professors was held 8 October 2019 in Aarhus https://health.au.dk/en/research/honorary-skou-professors/.

The aim is to introduce new perspectives to teaching, strengthen relations with leading research units abroad and establish joint research projects and funding applications. The Skou Professors will participate in the academic work of the individual departments, e.g. as guest lecturers and co-supervisors on PhD projects, in the form of research partnerships and joint funding applications or as guest lecturers at conferences. In order to connect the Skou professors to their respective departments in the best way, each of them has been affiliated to a ‘champion’. For Prof. Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga this is Prof. Dr. Gregers Wegener at the Department of Clinical Medicine at the Translational Neuropsychiatry Unit.Together with Dr. Birgitte Kousholt, Prof. Wegener has founded AUGUST https://august.au.dk/. Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga, Gregers Wegener and Birgitte Kousholt have already been working closely together for a number of years in setting up teaching and research in the field of preclinical systematic reviews, and the official appointment as honorary Skou professor will stimulate and broaden this work further. Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga held her inaugural lecture on 9 October 2019, with the title  “The benefits of preclinical systematic reviews”.  

Merel Ritskes - Hoitinga is member of theme Reconstructive and regenerative medicine.

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